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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,479251,990 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,562222,768 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,619232,983 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)
by Wilco
20031,827205,329 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,722237,299 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,887200,422 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,986201,559 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,040286,775 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,099173,641 Fleet Foxes (98th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,173180,113 Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)
by Animal Collective
Total18,3942,192,880

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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161.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,981
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:762
Average Rating: 73/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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162.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:764
Average Rating: 79/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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163.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,967
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:770
Average Rating: 72/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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164.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,932
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:784
Average Rating: 81/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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165.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,894
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:796
Average Rating: 78/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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166.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:1,892
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:798
Average Rating: 78/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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167.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,858
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:808
Average Rating: 77/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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168.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,843
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:814
Average Rating: 79/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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169.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,838
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:815
Average Rating: 79/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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170.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2009:16Rank Score:1,834
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:819
Average Rating: 75/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 100 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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